Press, a.s.rss_contact_email ask for more powers2017-02-22T13:51:01ZAny changes should be discussed by experts in advance, the ministry says. Ministry will check experts working with ÚRSO2017-02-22T13:43:27ZSeveral flaws have arisen from the agreement signed with the energy regulator. civil patrols will continue2017-02-22T13:31:47ZThe Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project. people support dictatorship2017-02-21T21:38:31ZThe number of respondents willing to replace democracy is lower than last November. Law against puppy farms affects honest breeders2017-02-21T21:30:56ZThe recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees. sentence for former SNS chairman2017-02-21T21:17:46ZFormer head of the Slovak National Party (SNS), gets a stricter although still conditional sentence, for drunk driving from the appellate court.ál leaving SaS2017-02-21T13:40:29ZBehind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík. will check overpriced EU presidency2017-02-21T13:35:38ZThe presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors. councillors want gambling regulation, not ban2017-02-20T21:37:08ZSeventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation. helped 36 victims of human trafficking2017-02-20T13:47:50ZNGOs and international organisations offered a specialised programme to trafficking victims; most women came from the Košice Region, most men from the Banská Bystrica Region. Parliament fails to dismiss Fico2017-02-16T22:22:48ZThe parliamentary debate lasted nearly 12 hours. inhabitants block busy road in protest2017-02-16T22:10:15ZThe blockade caused traffic collapse. the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs2017-02-16T16:36:24ZEven Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is worn on green background, or on designer clothes. Smer on the decline, Most-Híd, SNS, SaS, KDH, on the rise2017-02-16T14:10:52ZSmer is still the strongest party of the political spectre, but it has considerably declined in popularity, a Median poll shows, adding that apart from SNS, it is mostly opposition and non-parliamentary parties that have improved their standing. Sme daily starts a hunt for hoaxes2017-02-16T12:46:35ZIt is no longer enough for journalists to just tell the story, fake news needs to be addressed. ascend to mainstream politics2017-02-16T12:40:08ZFalse claims frequently target minorities.čová and Žarnay leave OĽaNO-Nova caucus2017-02-16T00:14:33ZThe activist MPs think they have greater chance in regional elections as independents. proceeding against Harabin will continue, he cannot be punished anymore2017-02-16T00:06:20ZThe motion of the chairperson of the Supreme Court (SC), Daniela Švecová, against SC judge Štefan Harabin will continue but her appeal was refused. Thus, the case returns to a first-instance disciplinary senate. rejected ombudswoman’s report2017-02-15T14:02:32ZWith the report, she pointed to several serious flaws in social custody facilities. the EU flag not a crime2017-02-15T13:51:42ZThe verdict followed the testimony of three witnesses in the incident of burning an EU flag. Bystrica man allegedly beat a French student because of his skin colour2017-02-14T23:01:54ZThe man attacked a foreign student in a bar; now, he faces three years' prison and is the first Slovak in custody under new, stricter rules. complain about theatre play2017-02-14T22:49:53ZDespite lawsuits, the theatre does not plan to stop the production. It wants to present it at more schools instead. vote in Fico postponed2017-02-14T22:40:17ZMPs will continue in a special session on February 16. raid Bašternák premises2017-02-14T13:48:54ZThe raid was linked to the residential complex Bonaparte, where PM Fico also rents a flat. racist commenter has returned clothes2017-02-14T13:43:52ZThe company selling fitness clothes saw rather a support of people in response to racist attacks. people leave Slovakia than arrive2017-02-13T23:09:47ZAbout 300,000 Slovaks have left the country in the past 15 years, mostly from far-east regions.ánske Lesy forests should remain in state hands2017-02-13T22:32:19ZDispute over ownership continues after 19 years.’s panel cancelled life sentence for alleged gangland boss2017-02-13T13:37:20ZAfter the alleged boss of the Sýkorovci mafia gang was finally tried and received a life sentence, the Supreme Court panel, presided over by infamous Slovak judge Štefan Harabin, overturned the original verdict. initiated no-confidence vote on PM Fico2017-02-13T13:34:43ZThe recent chaos with energy bills and increased energy prices has brought, alongside other political earthquakes and replacement of an official, also a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Robert Fico initiated by the opposition. of the week2017-02-10T06:30:00Z“I will say it openly – we created political pressure on the regulator.” grants pardon2017-02-09T21:23:19ZA woman who became a mother does not have to go to jail. and daughter hit each other's cars2017-02-09T21:15:54ZBoth women were drunk when driving vehicles. Magát guilty of illegal gun possession2017-02-09T21:08:02ZPolice detained Magát in possession of revolver in December 2015. Coalition lives normal inner life2017-02-09T14:34:41ZAfter rumours of a coalition crisis caused by dispute over high energy prices spread around Slovakia, the PM rushed to assure that the coalition is fine and striving, but later he admitted that they need to communicate more effectively.ĽSNS MPs got highest fine for statements on Islam2017-02-09T14:14:18ZWithin the recent effort to refine the behaviour and manners used there, two MPs of the far-right Kotleba-People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) received the highest possible fine for grossly insulting Islam in parliament. prices hike tensions in coalition2017-02-09T11:30:51ZDanko calls out coalition crisis, will get to design new energy distribution policy. attacker stabs two Afghanistan refugees2017-02-08T23:43:58ZRepresentative of the Human Rights League clarified the case that recently stirred anti-migration feeling in Slovakia. has new ombudswoman2017-02-08T23:36:49ZThe opposition hopes the coalition’s nominee Mária Patakyová will be able to criticise the ruling power. Former head of regulatory office sues Denník N2017-02-08T14:03:10ZPublished information is misleading and creates a false impression of abusing the post, departing ÚRSO head claims. has a centre for preventing internet addiction2017-02-08T13:43:48ZThe new initiative should help people fight excessive use of the internet. statements appear under clothes ad2017-02-07T22:24:32ZThe company which published it however claims the model is a successful athlete with whom they have been collaborating for some time. prevail in three quarters of municipal newspapers2017-02-07T21:57:04ZMost periodicals published by municipal offices are promoting mayors rather than offering useful information for citizens. receives fine of €2,6502017-02-07T21:37:04ZSNS chairman did not admit to party loan in his property return; he also omitted to declare a mortgage. neo-Nazi: You should have a beer with extremists2017-02-07T15:54:32ZNeo-Nazi skinhead groups operate like a religious cult, says a former member Christian Picciolini who has launched an exit project for people like himself. rate in Slovakia lowest since 19932017-02-07T13:25:03ZThe crime map however did not change much last year. Court dismisses appeal in Babiš case2017-02-07T13:22:00ZThe Nation’s Memory Institute however points to manipulation of the case. of stolen oncology medicine ends2017-02-07T13:10:23ZNine people, including six ex-employees of the oncology institute, were charged in the case. of local councilor burnt out2017-02-07T06:41:13ZLukáš Ranik believes it was arson because he uncovered corruption. for ombudsperson on human rights, plans and fascism2017-02-07T06:22:43ZParliament will vote on the new ombudsman on Wednesday, February 8. president: By signing the document I took a personal stance2017-02-07T06:18:22ZPolice Corps president Tibor Gašpar explains why he signed the controversial document. SNS chair accused of endangering morals of underage girls2017-02-06T13:54:39ZThe former chairman of the nationalist party repeatedly met underage girls, seduced them and offered them alcohol; now, he faces a sentence of six months to five years in prison.’s disciplinary proceeding cancelled, postponed2017-02-06T13:51:45ZDue to procedural complications, the disciplinary proceeding against former top judicial representative Štefan Harabin has been postponed. The procrastination of such disciplinary proceedings has already evoked measures in a prepared amendment. Tolerance of extremism rising among Slovaks2017-02-06T13:47:50ZSlovaks have become more tolerant towards radical views – and they are more prone to present them publicly, too. of bird flu cases keeps increasing in Slovakia2017-02-02T22:49:00ZSouthern Slovakia is hit hardest. okays single-round regional elections2017-02-02T22:41:17ZGovernment wants to save money by reducing election rounds. sentenced to conditional sentence for Facebook racism2017-02-02T14:41:54ZThe first case of a staunch adult hater who spread racist opinions on Facebook ends after two appeals, with a two-year conditional sentence. Bratislava employees break silence on bullying2017-02-02T14:35:42ZIn general, 94 people left Bratislava municipality in 2015. Poll: SNS fell to fifth place, behind Sas, ĽSNS and OĽaNO2017-02-02T13:34:13ZIt seems that since December, things have changed on the Slovak political scene – with some of the ruling coalition parties improving their popularity rate and others worsening. MPs do not apologise for derogatory remarks2017-02-02T13:27:23ZTwo MPs stand by their statements regarding Islam; one MP says he has already apologised for his comparison with Jews. for day nurseries will change2017-02-01T23:33:14ZParliament overrides president’s veto, despite protests from parents. Court detains six members of Takáč gang, releases seven2017-02-01T23:06:57ZThe detainees include one of the bosses, a former elite polcie officer and a former candidate for the Slovak Olympic Committee. for ombudsman post begins2017-02-01T16:01:05ZThree candidates are seeking the position currently held by Jana Dubovcová. Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening2017-02-01T15:47:01ZRobert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov. of churches to become stricter2017-02-01T13:58:48ZThe parliament overrode the president’s veto, with some opposition support. Commission to give opinion on judges in March2017-02-01T06:39:14ZThe Constitutional Court still lacks three justices. ĽSNS deputies expelled from assembly hall2017-02-01T06:31:06ZThe MPs were requested to leave the assembly room only after Miroslav Beblavý’s notice. neurosurgeons discover unique brain surgery method2017-01-31T14:37:40ZThe new technique reduces the risks of paralyses after the procedure.’s transport company is the most transparent2017-01-31T14:20:00ZOnly one Slovak firm appeared on the list of most transparent companies in the V4. castle garage opened to public2017-01-31T12:21:17ZConstruction raised protests from Bratislavans as it was built over the remains of Romano-Celtic constructions. liability: Firms should focus on prevention2017-01-31T12:00:00ZPreparation for all the risks arising from a new criminal liability law seems inevitable. for weather broken in both extremes2017-01-30T21:50:56ZWeather in Slovakia was unusually warm and wet last year. January 2017 was the coldest in 30 years.ólymos calls on Slovaks to use non-polluting fuel for heating2017-01-30T21:38:55ZSmog situation expected to improve Tuesday thanks to the change in weather. to again discuss opening hours of restaurants in the Old Town in March2017-01-30T21:30:32ZLast year the Old Town registered a number of complaints on noisy pubs. constitutional lawyers call for scrapping amnesties2017-01-30T14:27:18ZFormer Constitutional Court judges, constitutional lawyers and academics say parliament should pass a constitutional law to abolish Mečiar’s amnesties. Radičová returned the award from NGO2017-01-30T13:57:58ZUnlike incumbent public officials, the former prime minister returned an award she received from an NGO that made a provoking declaration on migration and migrants. of the week2017-01-27T06:30:00Z“The power of command is more than a law.” will not investigate use of Evka agency2017-01-26T22:45:45ZCoalition supported by Kotleba’s MP. gang member dies of gunshot2017-01-26T22:23:32ZMikuláš Polóny faced charges for alleged murder in Bratislava’s Irish Pub. survivor: We lived in a hole like rats2017-01-26T14:25:42ZHerman Schlosser experienced Anti-Semitism even after World War 2 ended. Supreme Court has to re-decide on the appeal case of Martinské hole2017-01-26T14:18:14ZThe Constitutional Court sent the case of the city of Martin back to the Supreme Court.’s objections were refused2017-01-26T14:07:29ZSlovak president Andrej Kiska expressed objections against a panel of judges of the Constitutional Court who were supposed to decide on the complaint of their colleagues whom he refused to appoint. Court confirmed the rights of Paška brothers were violated2017-01-25T23:49:51ZAs the right to a defence of the Paška brothers – relatives of the former speaker of parliament for Smer – was allegedly violated, the criminal case goes back to district prosecutor. more Slovaks recognised as Righteous Among the Nations2017-01-25T20:10:00ZAlso President Andrej Kiska attended the event. a child2017-01-25T20:00:00ZThe Kraus family joined the partisan troops and left a child in the care of a local woman. in a freezing hole2017-01-25T20:00:00ZThe Herman family survived the winter of 1944-45 in a freezing hole under a haystack. person must be protected2017-01-25T20:00:00ZOndrej Hažer saved two Jewish families separately during the second World War. prosecutor, no judge2017-01-25T20:00:00ZA German soldier found Eugen Kučera during the war but did not report him. Danko causes uproar2017-01-25T16:39:12ZSNS changes its social network communication policy after users bury their profile in a pile of jokes and hate speech. to fight Roma criminality questioned2017-01-25T16:39:10ZThe Interior Ministry defends its plan to increase the number of police officers in problematic localities, but mayors would welcome other measures. will host more than 40 international trainings2017-01-25T14:14:49ZSlovak soldiers will also attend about 40 exercises abroad in the first half of the year. stagnates in fight against corruption2017-01-25T13:57:41ZSlovakia should focus on the exercise of power rather than changing laws says report. launched in Slovakia2017-01-25T06:00:00ZCurrently there are 104 professors in Slovakia who are members of the platform. cities suffer from smog2017-01-24T22:44:22ZThe higher concentration of dust particulates is caused by cold and windless weather. from poor families scored badly in testing2017-01-24T22:28:54ZThe average score of pupils was 62 percent, but children from poor environments scored less than 30 percent on average. coalition would lose majority2017-01-24T13:15:20ZThe Christian Democrats would return to parliament ahead of Most-Híd. president signed conspiracy document2017-01-24T13:11:10ZTibor Gašpar has not commented on the signature; President Andrej Kiska wants an explanation. gets quality certificate2017-01-24T06:00:00ZThe certificate represents very high recognition awarded by the French foreign minister. diploma opens doors2017-01-24T06:00:00ZThe double bachelor or master’s diploma, can be obtained by students of universities in Bratislava, Nitra, Banská Bystrica and Košice. Speaker of Parliament forgot to mention a loan to Sieť in his property return2017-01-23T22:12:55ZThis will cost him three months salary. have access to databases again2017-01-23T22:06:03ZDue to unpaid fees Slovak scientists lost the access to databases at the beginning of 2017.